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nDash Writer Profile for Anna Cottrell

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A highly experienced writer and published author

About Me

I am a highly versatile writer with over 10 years of experience writing in digital and print contexts. I have written everything from academic papers to online articles about interior design, real estate, architecture, and travel. I am equally adept and short- and long-form material and have written for US and UK audiences. I have a PhD in English and am the author of a published book, London Writing of the 1930s.

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Real Estate

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My Writing Samples

Why Bauhaus interiors are the exact style comeback we need this year

An article that gives a historical overview of Bauhaus interior design and then incorporates interviews from designers about using this style in a modern home

https://www.livingetc.com/news/bauhaus-interiors

From London to Morocco, these are the world's most Instagrammable spas

An image-led listicle that gives enticing overview of luxurious spas around the world

https://www.livingetc.com/news/worlds-most-instagrammable-spas

Is burning incense bad for you? All you need to know

An explainer piece aimed at a general audience, backed by scientific research and expert quotes

https://www.realhomes.com/advice/is-incense-bad-for-you

Housing market forecast: home buyers are rushing to beat rising mortgage rates

A fact and stats-driven informative overview of the US housing market aimed at first-time homebuyers

https://www.realhomes.com/news/us-housing-market-forecast

The top 5 backyard improvements that add value to your home – and what not to do

A research-based article that informs savvy house flippers about the right landscaping choices to make to maximize the resale value of a home.

https://www.homesandgardens.com/news/backyard-improvements-that-add-value-to-your-home

These are the best places to buy a vacation home in California – beyond Lake Tahoe

An article that is part aspirational part informative, backed up by stats and expert quotes.

https://www.homesandgardens.com/news/best-places-to-buy-a-vacation-home-in-california

Why I choose to be a forever renter. Magnolia walls and all

An op-ed about the pros of renting, backed up by original research

https://www.realhomes.com/features/renting-vs-buying

Experience

Content Editor

I wrote a wide range of online content for world-leading home interest publications, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens.

Company: Future Plc

I worked there from 4/2018 until 5/2022

University Tutor

I wrote original research and taught undergraduate students at Cambridge University.

Company: University of Cambridge

I worked there from 9/2013 until 3/2016

Book Author

I wrote and completed a book for Edinburgh University Press, titled London Writing of the 1930s.

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I worked there from 8/2013 until 10/2017

Content I Write